By Ken Ross
Representatives of Bright Beginnings Day Care and Preschool and the Early Childhood Learning Center appeared at the Cherokee School Board meeting last week to report on the how the Bright Beginnings is getting along in the Webster Building.
Bright Beginnings, operated by a non-profit organization, moved into the building last fall. The school administrative offices had moved into the high school building during the summer.
The Early Childhood Learning Center, a preschool program operated by the school district, remained in the Webster building, now sharing with Bright Beginnings.
Representatives of both Bright Beginnings and ECLC say the two organizations sharing the building make a good fit.
"We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to try this out and we look forward to a long marriage," Will Cook, Bright Beginnings board member, said.
Laura Benson, Bright Beginnings director, said that the facility is operating at near capacity.
The school board approved resignations from Sheila Krull - middle school reading/language arts teacher, assistant volleyball coach and from Charity Miller - high school social studies and 9th grade volleyball coach.
The board approved a mid term retirement for Pam Hughes, high school science teacher and JETS sponsor.
The board approved contracts and work agreements with Cheryl Brewer - ECLC special education associate; Phil Seeley - custodian; James DeVos - high school science teacher effective as of the second semester and the boys golf coach, Teri Hockenson - high school student council advisor and Dan Kratz as assistant girls tennis coach.